Massachusetts Board Counseling | LMHC | LADC

Counseling & MFT

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals
Phone: 617-727-3080 / Fax: 617-727-1627
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Home Study Allowed: 15 hours (50%)
License Expiration: 12/31, odd years
National Accreditation Accepted: NBCC for LMHCs (we are not approved for MFTs)

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Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Requirements


Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (LADC I):

Master’s or doctoral degree in Behavioral Science
Minimum 270 hours training addressing the full scope of TAP 21
300 hours supervised practical training
6,000 hours supervised alcohol and drug counseling work experience
Successfully complete written examination

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II (LADC II):

Minimum 270 hours of training addressing the full scope of TAP 21
300 hours supervised practical training
6,000 hours supervised alcohol and drug counseling work experience
Successfully complete written examination
Proof of high school diploma or equivalent

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Assistant (LADC Assistant):
Proof of high school diploma or equivalent
2,000 hours work experience in the alcohol or drug abuse field
Minimum 50 hours training addressing the full scope of  TAP 21
Successfully complete written examination

 

CERTIFICATION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS ALLCEUS COURSE CATEGORIES
Clinical Evaluation – 35 Assessment and Screening
Treatment Planning – 20 Treatment Planning
Referral – 5 Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination
Service Coordination – 5 Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination
Counseling – 50 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Client & Community Education – 15 Community and General Education
Documentation – 15 Documentation
Professional Ethics & Responsibility – 30 Ethics, Legal and Professional Identity
Supervision – 15 Supervision
Understanding Addiction/Treatment Knowledge- 80 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
Application to Practice/Professional Readiness – 80 Counseling and Crisis Intervention
4 hours must be in HIV/AIDS* HIV and Bloodborne Pathogens
2 hours must be in Domestic Violence education and training Domestic Violence